Easy Authentic Vegan Falafel with Tahini Sauce

Easy Authentic Vegan Falafel with Tahini Sauce

                          Let’s talk falafel! If you’re a plant based enthusiast, I guarantee that you’ve had falafel at one time or another. While living in NYC, I’d have to say that I probably ate nearly 100 falafels at this one shop near the NYU campus. It was quick, easy, affordable, and so good!    If you’ve ever had a really good falafel,...

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Creamy Vegan Lemon Orzo Pasta with Spinach

Creamy Vegan Lemon Orzo Pasta with Spinach

                      Hello & Happy Wednesday!             If there is one type of recipe I love to explore on a weekly basis, it’s pasta! Typically you envision that pasta is paired with either a red or white sauce and you call it a day. However, there is so much room for diversity when it comes to pasta! Whether it’s the type of pasta, the...

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Vegan Beyond Meat Beef Tacos with Chipotle Aioli

Vegan Beyond Meat Beef Tacos with Chipotle Aioli

  This shop has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GoBeyondRecipes                         When it comes to food, I’m all about the tacos! They are quick, easy, and perfect for any season. Since embracing the plant-based lifestyle nearly 17 years ago, there have been only a handful of plant-based meat options to hit the...

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Vegan Corn Avocado Salad with a Basil Vinaigrette

Vegan Corn Avocado Salad with a Basil Vinaigrette

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           I’ve been craving various corn style summer salads. For years I didn’t really like to work with corn in recipes. It packs minimal nutrients, it’s the largest GMO crop and so on and so forth. However, I simply buy organic, because there is something about corn that just can’t be...

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Roasted Chimichurri Cauliflower

Roasted Chimichurri Cauliflower

                        If there is one sauce I instantly fell in love with, it’s Chimichurri! I first tried it back in 2006 while living in Miami and there is something about it that just clicked after the first bite. What is this? and more importantly, where can I get some more? lol    Never heard of Chimichurri sauce?   You’ll typically find this sauce in a...

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Vegan Eggless Mayo Free Egg Salad

Vegan Eggless Mayo Free Egg Salad

                              If there is one thing I crave, it’s a good vegan sandwich!! As a Georgia native, egg salad and deviled eggs were iconic. As a result I gravitate towards them still today. Although I don’t do really do a lot of eggs, I was curious as to whether you could create a vegan version. However for the longest time, I never explored this...

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Vegan Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Crema

Vegan Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Crema

                      When I decided to pursue cooking full time, sweet potato and black bean enchiladas were one of the first recipes I produced! For myself I had never experienced sweet potatoes in a Mexican food concept and was intrigued by how the flavors would blend together. As I imagined, it blended seamlessly when coated with spices and had notes of lime and a hint of sweet!...

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Vegan Spanakopita

Vegan Spanakopita

                              Let me start by saying, I’ve had Spanakopita a few times, and the times I’ve had it were so long ago, and at that time I didn’t even know what it was referred to. Spankopita is a dish derived from Greek cuisine that you can find anywhere and everywhere and of course, it’s oh so good!   I created this recipe...

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Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup

Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup

                      If you know me, you know I’m all about the soups for countless reasons. They pack nutrient, flavor, you can mimic heavy cream with cashews, and it’s a great way to salvage veggies that are about to kick the bucket. I try to gravitate away from any waste, so soups are my go to. This asparagus soup is one that I did last year and I couldn’t wait to...

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Chipotle Honey Lime Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Honey Lime Sweet Potatoes

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!         When it comes to potatoes, I’m all about variety. There is something about each one that is great for various concepts or entree pairings, but if I had to say so, I love a good sweet potato! They naturally pack more flavor, fiber, a hint of sweet making them a great option for baked goods, pair well with...

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Vegan Thai Cabbage Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Vegan Thai Cabbage Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

                            with warmer weather, comes light and brighter eats! I don’t know about you, but the weather dictates what I’m craving. When the temps rise I gravitate towards smoothies and salads. The only struggle with salads is that most people find them not filling or get bored or C, all of the above. That being said, it’s imperative to mix it up...

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Vegan Coconut Lemongrass Tofu

Vegan Coconut Lemongrass Tofu

                Hello & Happy Monday!!           When it comes to tofu, I can absolutely see why some find it very off-putting or challenging to work with. I’ve been eating tofu for roughly 18 years and I find that the final result is all in removing the water content and making a fab sauce. If you can nail those 2 things then you’re more likely to have enjoy this...

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Vegan Curried Chickpea Salad

Vegan Curried Chickpea Salad

                        Hello  & Happy Wednesday!!             If there is one concept I loved, but didn’t experience a ton, it’s curried chicken salad. If you’ve ever been in NYC, I felt as though you would see it at every market and I eventually had a bite and loved the flavor profile.    While there are only a handful of...

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Vegan Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

Vegan Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

                                  I can’t even begin to describe how much I love Greek Food, or well, the concept of dill, olives, feta and cucumber! While my number one favorite thing to do with dill is make a mean vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad…   My second favorite thing to do with dill is, .. MAKE VEGAN GREEK BURGERS!!   This recipe was...

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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Soup

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Soup

                            I don’t know about you, but I’m all about everything spinach and artichoke! Lately I’ve been on a mission to explore as many concepts to feature this classic combo as I find that it’s typically just used as a heavy dip. However, there is so much more you can do with spinach and artichokes, and just like that, I envisioned...

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Vegan Super Green Goddess Chickpea Salad

Vegan Super Green Goddess Chickpea Salad

                        In hopes to bring you more effortless lunch concepts I’ve been obsessing over chickpea sales lately. We’ve all gone thru a hummus phase, but there is so much more you can do with chickpeas, one of them is salads! Yesterday we featured a Caesar Chickpea Salad and today I wanted to explore a Green Goddess. I’m forever in love with tarragon and...

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Vegan Jackfruit Zucchini Enchiladas

Vegan Jackfruit Zucchini Enchiladas

                        One of my favorite large dishes is to make is enchiladas. However, if you know anything about that dish, the tortillas become soggy and let’s not get started about the refined carbohydrates. That being said, these vegan Zucchini Jackfruit Enchiladas were a no brainer! From a distance the thought sounded off-putting. Will the flavor be there? Will they hold...

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Creamy Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary White Bean Soup

Creamy Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary White Bean Soup

                      If you know me, you know I’m all about the soups! There is something about a good soup that’s comforting and bonus, they are SO EASY and can be packed with veggie goodness. If you think all soups have to be filled with heavy cream and chicken stock, you’re greatly mistaken…    You can make a fab soup, with just a handful of plant based...

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Vegan Butter Tofu

Vegan Butter Tofu

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!         If you’ve ever browsed social media in the last year, I guarantee you have seen this iconic dish! It’s typically chicken based and features heavy cream, but you can easily mix up the protein and fat in this dish to still capture the same flavors. We’ve explored a Butter Cauliflower and I just knew, we have to try a Butter...

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Vegan Greek Meatball Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

Vegan Greek Meatball Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             I’ve been going thru some bucket list concepts and these vegan Greek Meatball Gyro’s was one of them!! If you know me, you know I have an affinity for all the Greek flavors. Whether it’s the cucumber, oregano or fresh dill, I’m just all about it!  ...

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Easy Roasted Lemon Cauliflower

Easy Roasted Lemon Cauliflower

                  Hello & Happy Tuesday         With a new year comes new recipes, and this one has been my go to for years! So why wait so long to share it? It’s just so easy to the point I thought it would be a hard pass for many. However,  over the years of doing nutrition you come to realize it’s the easy concepts we crave. How to take an everyday veggie and...

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Vegan Eggplant Cauliflower Meatballs

Vegan Eggplant Cauliflower Meatballs

                              If there is one concept I’m trying to eat more of, it’s pasta! I’ve never been a pasta person, but it actually serves as the perfect medium to pack on the veggies. Today there are also healthier alternatives to standard pasta with the base being lentils or chickpeas etc.  I love to make everything from scratch and skip the...

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Easy Creamy Vegan Mushroom Leek Pasta

Easy Creamy Vegan Mushroom Leek Pasta

                    Hello + Happy Tuesday!!       Believe it or not, there was a time that I gravitated away from pasta. While those days are long gone, I’m all about the staple pasta dishes…    and this is one of them!   I actually didn’t explore the glory of leeks until I created this recipe a few years ago. However, I was always intrigued by their...

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Vegan Italian Pasta Salad

Vegan Italian Pasta Salad

                    Long before my cooking days I would shy away from anything “pasta”. When dining out I never ordered it, I never craved it, and my viewpoint was that it was just adding refined carbs to my diet. It wasn’t until my culinary course at NYU where I made homemade pumpkin ravioli that the beauty behind pasta came to light. We all know everything homemade is better...

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Vegan Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Vegan Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

                        With the temperatures dropping, I’m all about the soup! Believe it or not, I once rarely craved soup. After years of never ordering it while dining out, I just lost my infatuation with soup altogether. They typically are made with chicken or beef brother, packed with heavy cream, with loads of additional salt etc. That being said, I just always avoided...

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Vegan Thai Coconut Lemongrass Soup

Vegan Thai Coconut Lemongrass Soup

                                Hello & Happy Thursday                 I’d like to start by saying I was once not a soup person I found them not filling and they are typically packed with sodium and animal products unless made from scratch. That being said, for years I didn’t get into soups.    However,...

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Vegan Crispy Smashed Buffalo Potatoes

Vegan Crispy Smashed Buffalo Potatoes

                    Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               If there is one thing I love, it’s potatoes! I can easily enjoy a traditional baked potato or mashed potatoes, but playing around with flavors really makes them so much more impactful. Bonus, imparting more flavor with potatoes is so seamless!   When it comes to flavors I love the...

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Vegan Shaved Brussels Caesar Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs

Vegan Shaved Brussels Caesar Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!       If there is one thing we do during the week regardless of the season, it’s salad! It’s quick and easy and there are no rules as to what you can throw in. The struggle I see with clients is that they tend to get board. Same flavors, same dressing etc. By taking a few extra steps you can take an everyday...

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Vegan Santa Fe Salad

Vegan Santa Fe Salad

                              This week has been very eventful with countless recipes being created! (I think I hit upwards of 20) With the gorgeous weather upon us I’ve been making a concerted effort to create modern vegan salad concepts. While I love a simple bowl of greens packed with whatever I have in my fridge, the creative ones are the most fun and hold up...

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15 Easy Vegan Pasta Dishes

15 Easy Vegan Pasta Dishes

                Recipe Roundup            For years I used to shy away from pasta. I feel that it lacked nutrients and was just too heavy. Fast forward to NYU when I was making homemade pasta, which changed the lens through which I view this beloved dish.   Pasta can be heavy and indulgent, but it can also be the perfect quick and easy medium to pack on the veggies. You can...

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Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes

Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes

                  Recipe Roundup             If there is one thing I love, it’s a good recipe roundup! We feature them for various categories, but especially holidays. While many may pass on Valentine’s Day, it’s just another excuse to get creative in the kitchen and capture the essence of this nostalgic holiday.    From soups to pasta, drinks, and...

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Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Salad

Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Salad

                      I don’t know about you, but I love all things buffalo. To be honest though, I had an aversion to all things spicy for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure why, but I just hated anything with heat as I couldn’t tolerate it.    Today, I love everything with heat and its almost like salt to me. It’s a component in recipes that just always...

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Pink Vegan Spring Rolls

Pink Vegan Spring Rolls

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!               Valentine’s Day is coming! Cue all the fun pink foods! While this holiday is ubiquitous for heart candy and baked goods, you can absolutely capture the essence of this holiday with some veggie packed dishes.    My personal favorite?  These  Pink  Spring  Rolls!  ...

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Vegan Lobster Rolls

Vegan Lobster Rolls

                            Spring weather is coming, and I’m making an objective to revisit some of my favorite recipes to update images and add tutorials! I personally love video tutorials versus images as they make recipes so much more approachable, thus it gets people in the kitchen! As a clinical nutritionist I can sit and delegate what you should or...

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Vegan Butter Cauliflower

Vegan Butter Cauliflower

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!             If you’ve ever browsed social media in the last year, I guarantee you have seen this iconic dish! It’s typically chicken based and features heavy cream, but it’s loved by everyone. If there is one dish you’re going to fall in love with, it’s this vegan Butter Cauliflower!  ...

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Butternut Squash Salad with vegan Citrus Maple Dressing

Butternut Squash Salad with vegan Citrus Maple Dressing

                          One thing I do just about every night Mon – Thur, is a big salad! While that may become redundant for many, that all depends how you approach making a salad. The biggest thing I tell my clients in nutrition counseling, is that you have to mix it up. If you make the same thing day in and day out, no matter what it is, your tastebuds are bound to get...

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Crispy Dijon Potatoes with Vegan Horseradish Cream

Crispy Dijon Potatoes with Vegan Horseradish Cream

    Hello & Happy Wednesday   If there is one dish I can’t get enough of, it’s potatoes! You can simply roast or mash them and you’re good to go. However, with just a few more steps you can create a memorable dish that only further enhances your main dish.    We’ve done a few different potato varieties in recent months and I was dreaming of the next concept. One of my absolute favorite flavor...

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Vegan Butternut Squash Burger with Kale Apple Slaw

Vegan Butternut Squash Burger with Kale Apple Slaw

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday               We’re all typically maxed out on holiday staples like butternut squash, but there is honestly so much you can do with it besides just roasting it. You can make soups, sauces, pizza crusts, pasta, and even burgers! When it comes to veggies burgers, as a seasoned plant...

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Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday           Lately I’ve been exploring potato concepts as there is just so much you can do with them in regards to playing around with the flavors. I love a basic potato, but why go basic when you can easily elevate the flavor to be game changing?   Potatoes get a bad reputation for being white carbs...

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Creamy Vegan Cajun Pasta

Creamy Vegan Cajun Pasta

                          Hello & Happy Monday             I’ve been going thru my bucket list of recipes that I’ve always wanted to try. Believe it or not, I had never done a classic cajun pasta! Typically this dish is packed with heavy cream and paired with chicken or sausage. However, I knew I could replicate this dish sans animal...

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Vegan Roasted Curried Carrots

Vegan Roasted Curried Carrots

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday             This week on EDS, it’s all about the veggies! I’ve found that people struggle most with making everyday veggies taste desirable. While I can easily throw a salad together and call it a day, by taking a few extra steps to pack on the flavor.. You can have a winning dish that...

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Roasted Veggie Fall Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

Roasted Veggie Fall Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!           When the colder temperatures arrives we’re instantly craving warmer foods, and more carb heavy options. In many ways, salads are pushed aside because we naturally gravitate away from them.  However, there is something about a gorgeous salad with all the flavor components that blend seamlessly together...

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